EDIT 04/19/2018: This page will be under construction in the coming weeks. Weird Sex Ed, Inc. is in the process of updating and improvements. The fundamental mission and vision of WSE are essentially the same, with some minor modifications now that my focus is more fully on the business and not on academic research quite as much.
My name is Dr. Denise Alvarado-Wirtz. Because my name tends to be a bit of a mouthful, I generally go by Dr. Denise or Dr. Wirtz for simplicity – with “Dr. Weirdz” being my online moniker in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The “Weirdz” of Dr. Weirdz (and Weird Sex Ed, Inc.) is a play on my surname, not my approach to sex education.
Professionally, my background is rooted solidly with a quarter-century in the health care field, in both clinical and administrative roles. In the early days of my career, I worked as a Medical Assistant in pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology primarily. Later, I shifted out of clinical work and into administrative and leadership roles, which was more closely aligned with my academic pursuits.
Academically, most of my degrees are in business (information systems, human resources, and management/organizational leadership). Although my first three degrees are all in business, my professional focus largely remained in the health care arena, save for a two-year period during which I worked for a government contracting company as a technical writer and editor. After my time with that company, I used those skills as a technical writer and editor independently for health care organizations implementing medical technology, such as handheld devices for prescriptions. I also have a law degree (Executive Juris Doctor), with a concentration in Health Law. My education and experience give me an in-depth understanding of the more complex areas of human sexuality education and make me uniquely qualified to speak as an expert on certain facets of the subjects that are routinely overlooked and ignored in the face of political posturing and debates over public school-based sex education.
At one point for about nine months, I served as an adult sex education concierge with My Secret Soiree, and I continue to support and cheer on the company and my former colleagues in their efforts toward raising awareness among adults about sex-positive pleasure-based sex education.
On a more personal level, I am very happily married with children ranging from 9 to 26 years. I love to cook (clean-up, not so much). I enjoy reading and writing poetry and prose. I also occasionally enjoy dipping my toes into the waters of political discussion…though anymore, I prefer to stay strictly within the politics of sex education.